Affect of Vampires on Society

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Brittany Nobrega
ENG 201
11/19/12
Essay #3
The Vampire Diaries is a CW television series that revolves around a love triangle between two vampire brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore, and the main character, Elena. The show takes place in Mystic Falls, a small town with many secrets including witches, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and hybrids. It is a constant struggle for Elena to keep her family and friends alive with all of the violence vampires and werewolves bring to the town; along with the struggle to protect her family and friends Elena struggles to choose which Salvatore brother she wants to be with. The trending vampire craze is a big part of America’s culture today. From television to books to movies the once evil vampire is now a fantasy for most women.
These vampire characters may be murderers, they may be deceitful, but through all of the blood and gore we still desire them. What does it say about our culture today that the ideal man for a woman is a violent, murderous, yet gorgeous vampire? As a form of popular art, the CW series The Vampire Diaries reflects American women’s interest in violence, blood, heroes, confused morals, attractive men, and a dramatic love triangle. We root for these characters even though they have killed innocent people; each villain reveals a sensitive side that we are forced to sympathize with. American women viewers want to see more than two guys fighting over a girl, they want to see two heroic yet villainous animals struggle to fight for the girl they love even if it means killing anyone who gets in the way. With The Vampire Diaries, the CW has created a series, which reveals what today’s women desire; the vampire is the new Prince Charming.
In the article, “Blood Ties: The Vampire Lover In The Popular Romance” Bailie addresses the topic of women being attracted to vampires in today’s culture. According to the…...

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